Clinical Mechanics in the Gut: An Introduction

Disordered Mechanical Function in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Author(s): Hans Gregersen and James Christensen

Pp: 215-235 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681081182116010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter evaluates disorders of regulatory mechanisms such as achalasia and Hirschsprung Disease and disorders of effector mechanisms such as reflux disease, systemic sclerosis of the GI tract and Colonic Diverticular Disease. Definitions, pathogenesis, course, treatment and complications are revealed as well as the bioengineering thoughts of the authors are elucidated.

Keywords: Achalasia, biomechanics, diverticular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Hirschsprung Disease, motility.

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